Meet Our Summer 2019 Team!
ASUS Camps prides itself each year in creating and fostering an amazing team of camp counsellors! Our staff of thirteen dedicates itself to ensuring that each camper has an inclusive, accessible, and incredible experience every day at camp. Each counsellor brings something unique to the table to spark creativity and imagination in all campers; in fact, all of our counsellors attended Queen’s University this past year as students themselves! This summer, they cannot wait to pass on all of their knowledge to each camper. All ASUS Camps staff are required to have a valid, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, as well as their Standard First Aid and CPR-C training. In addition, staff spend two weeks prior to the start of camp preparing their classrooms and participating in training sessions to ensure that campers have a safe and spectacular time at ASUS Camps! They cannot wait for the camp fun to begin!
CAmps programming Director
Ashley is so excited to be returning to ASUS Camps this year as the programming director. Ashley is graduating from Queen’s this year but returning in September to start teacher’s college. She has worked at summer camps all across Canada and this will be her sixth summer working at camp! Her favourite activities at camp are arts and crafts as well as playing lots of games. When Ashley is not at camp she likes to read, dance, and hang outside with her friends! She is counting down the days until camp starts!
Camps Business Director
Kate is beyond excited to be with ASUS Camps for the first time! She is going into her fourth year of Political Studies with a certificate in Urban Planning Studies. She’s worked at camps in previous summers, last summer teaching kids how to ride bikes for the first time! She absolutely loves arts and crafts and learning new things! She also loves to be outside and play sports as much as she can! When she isn’t at camp she likes to spend as much time as she can in the sunshine and by the water! She absolutely cannot WAIT to meet all of the lovely campers this summer and have truly the best summer ever!!
Tanisha is going into her second year at Queen’s University in the Concurrent Education program with a concentration in drama and English. Despite having done placements in classrooms and in daycares, Tanisha has never worked at a summer camp, but is super excited for her first time to be with ASUS Camps. Her favorite activities include singing camp songs and playing outdoors in the outdoors. When she is not at camp, you can find Tanisha hanging out with friends and family, singing along to songs from her favorite musicals or curled up in a corner reading a good book. Tanisha is so excited for the summer and camp to start. She can’t wait!
Lily is going into her third year at Queen’s and is super excited to be working for ASUS Camps for the very first time. When Lily is not working away her degrees in both music and education, you can find her in the theater, in the library, or hanging outside with her friends on a sunny day! After working at many camps in Ontario, Lily has found that her favorite things to do at camp are to sing songs and play games like tag and hide and go seek. If she is not in Kingston, you will most likely find Lily jetsetting to a far away land called Malaysia, where she grew up! Lily absolutely cannot wait to have a ball and enjoy the best part of the year, SUMMER!
Sarah is going into her third year at Queen’s University majoring in Cognitive Science. While Sarah has worked a variety of jobs with youth programming, it is her first year at ASUS Camps and she is super excited to get started! This summer, Sarah is looking forward to hanging out with all the cool campers and staff while taking part in fun activities and games! Sarah enjoys hiking, soccer, swimming, and going on fun adventures. Sarah is counting down the days and can’t wait for the summer to start!
This is Alex’s first summer as a part of ASUS Camps and he couldn’t be more excited! He is going into his second year of Concurrent Education at Queen’s and is taking a medial is English and Religious Studies. Alex has been going to summer camps himself for most of his life and has been working at camps for over four years! He loves the outdoors, with hiking, fishing, and camping being his favourite summer activities. Some of his other favourite hobbies include reading, writing, acting, and otherwise being around his friends! Alex cannot wait to meet all of the campers and is looking forward to an amazing summer!!
Eve is heading into her fourth year as a Concurrent Education student at Queen’s University studying French and Drama. Eve hopes to teach at the high school level after graduating, but also loves teaching and interacting with younger kids. Eve loves adventure, sports, travelling, music, trivia, hanging out with friends and family, and meeting new people. After years back home of being a camper, and then a camp director herself, Eve is super excited for her first year as a part of the ASUS Camps team and she can’t wait for summer!
Brielle is heading into her second year as a Concurrent Education student at Queen’s. As a Kingston local herself, Brielle has enjoyed many years as a camper at ASUS camps! Now Brielle is excited to create those same magical memories for all the campers who will be joining her at camp this summer. Brielle’s favourite camp activities include singing goofy camp songs, playing tons of outdoor games, and trying out all the cool science experiments. When Brielle is not at camp you can often find her soaking up the sun while reading a book, splashing around in the lake or, enjoying the great outdoors with her dog, Olivia. Brielle is so thrilled to be sharing the summer with her fellow counsellors and all the incredible campers!!
Darcey is going into her third year as a Biology major and Gender Studies minor at Queen’s University.While this is her first year at ASUS camps, she is a camp super fan and can’t wait to have another great summer spent with some fantastic campers! At camp, Darcey loves water days, making friendship bracelets, capture the flag and colouring. She has attended camp her whole life and been a camp counsellor for 2 years now. She is so excited to make another summer full of life long memories! In her spare time Darcey loves dancing, volunteering, making art, eating oreos, and playing with her bunny Franklin!
Pamoda is going into her fourth year at Queen’s, majoring in Political Studies and minoring in World Languages. This is her first year working at ASUS Camps and she couldn’t be more excited! Pamoda has loved working with children, running educational programs, arts camps, and volunteering in the Kingston community, and can’t wait to have the best summer ever with all our cool campers! Her favourite camp activities include singing songs, creating crafts and making lots of new friends! When Pamoda is not at camp, she loves to read, draw and spend time in the sunshine! She cannot wait for summer to get started!
Erin is about to start her 4th year at Queen’s in Life Sciences after being in Scotland for a year. She is super excited to work at ASUS camps for the first time this summer! When she was younger, she went to all types of camps and had so much fun and can’t wait to have even MORE fun with all the campers this summer! She absolutely loves to be outside, especially in the water! She loves to sing silly songs and learn new games and is hoping to do both at camp! You can also often find her hanging out with friends, laughing at her own jokes, or with her dog, Lily or cat, Junior! She can hardly wait for camp to begin!
Jessee has just finished up her 4th year in the Concurrent Education program with an Art History major, and is looking forward to returning to Queen’s in the fall to complete teachers college. This is her first summer at ASUS Camps, but her 5th year as a camp counsellor, and her 3rd summer camp. She loves all activities outdoors, as well as arts and crafts. You can often catch her singing songs, dancing around, and having a fun time. While Jessee is not at camp, you can catch her paintings, doing yoga, and hanging out with friends. She can’t wait to soak up the sun and have a blast at camp this summer!
Brock is going into his 4th year at Queen’s, with a major in Health Studies and a minor in Sociology. This is Brock’s first year joining the ASUS Camps team, but he has worked as a lifeguard for almost 5 years, and most recently as a support worker. Some of his favourite camp activities are going on adventures, playing big group games, and making really cool crafts. Brock loves being active and you can often find him outdoors, swimming at the pier, or having fun at the beach. Brock is so excited to meet all of our smiling campers and to have a ton of fun in the sun!